Our Supported Missionaries
Randy and Shelly Schmor
Randy Schmor has been the Director of Gateway Teams since 2002 and has led and trained short-term mission teams for nearly two decades. He also served as a youth pastor for 11 years. Randy is Chairman of the Fellowship of Short-Term Mission Leaders annual conference and has a passion for training young leaders for Kingdom work cross-culturally and here in North America.
Shelly Schmor has been the Co-Director of Gateway Teams since 2002 and has also led and trained short-term mission teams for over 19 years. She loves working with Gateway Teams Global Leaders and Partners and enjoys the many friendships that have formed through these relationships. Shelly and Randy live in Brookfield, Wisconsin with their teenage son, Kameron and their dog, Bella.
Dennis and Nancy Palmer (Read more about their ministry)
Dennis says, "Our call to missionary service has been a gradual process rather than a bolt-of-lightning experience. It has been the result of many of our personal interests coming together under the guidance of the Holy Spirit."
The Palmer family served as medical missionaries in Cameroon from 1979-1984 and from 1988-1991, mostly at Banso Baptist Hospital.
Dennis Palmer, DO. FACP, currently serves as Medical Director, CBCHB HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Program and also Program Director, Christian Internal Medicine Specialization Residency, Mbingo Baptist Hospital. Mbingo Baptist Hospital is in a rural area of the Northwest Region located north of Bamenda, Cameroon.
Nancy Palmer, Ph.D., currently serves as Administrator, CIMS residency and Chairperson, CBC Health Board IRB, Office of Medical Education and Research, Mbingo Baptist Hospital, Bamenda, Northwest Region Republic of Cameroon.
Paul and Tanya Gericke (Read more about their ministry)
The Gerickes have been serving at Central Baptist Church in Edmonton, AB where Paul has been on staff in Worship Ministries. Over the past years, Paul has been a part of numerous short term mission trips to Romania, and has built a relationship with the pastors and leaders. God has sovereignly moved in his life to bring him and Tanya to this point of decision to become missionaries in this setting.
About ten years ago, some of our NAB churches and donors contributed toward the purchase of property with the vision of establishing a camp ministry. Now Paul and Tanya will go to develop facilities and to establish a camping ministry. The facility will also provide a setting conducive to leadership development, both by giving experience to emerging camp leaders, and by providing a setting to host formal training events.
It is our hope to see Paul and Tanya in Romania by the fall of 2014. In these coming months, the Gerickes will be gathering a base of support by communicating this calling and ministry with churches and friends. I would encourage you to meet Paul and Tanya, to hear their compelling testimony of God’s calling and preparation, and to consider how you might become part of this new NAB mission field.